Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 3: CPOE for Medication, Lab, and Radiology Orders

Overview

The Stage 2 CPOE objective includes three measures. The threshold requirements of all three measures must be met in order to achieve this measure. CPOE is the entry of the order into the EHR and does not relate to how that order is filled or otherwise carried out. Stage 2 Objective 3 requires that you use computerized physician order entry (CPOE) to record the following items during your EHR reporting period:

  • Measure 1: More than 60% of medication orders

  • Measure 2: More than 30% of lab orders

  • Measure 3: More than 30% of radiology/imaging orders


Exclusion (learn more)
Any provider who writes fewer than 100 medication, radiology, and/or laboratory orders during the EHR reporting period is excluded from the corresponding measure. Additionally, providers who began Meaningful Use in 2015 or 2016 have the option to claim an alternate exclusion for measure 2 (laboratory orders) and measure 3 (radiology orders).

CPOE for Medication orders

Dashboard Calculation

Denominator: The number of prescriptions recorded, printed or e-prescribed (including refills) during the EHR reporting period.

Numerator: The number of prescriptions in the denominator that are recorded using CPOE.


Practice Fusion workflow

To add a medication to a patient’s encounter and send an e-prescription, scroll to the Plan section of the encounter and click Record. From the Medications tab, search for and select a medication. Click on the newly added medication to proceed with ordering. Add directions and a start date along with any notes to the pharmacy, etc in the details window, then click Order.



Review your prescription summary and select a pharmacy to fill the order if applicable. Click Send eRx, Print Rx, or Record Rx.




CPOE for Lab Orders

Dashboard Calculation

Denominator: The number of lab tests ordered during the EHR reporting period.

Numerator: The number of lab tests from the denominator recorded using CPOE.


Practice Fusion workflow

Click the Actions button in the upper-right corner and select Add Lab Order.



From within the Add Lab Order screen, select the lab you want to send orders to and enter in the required information. If you are not connected with a lab, you have the option to select Other. Note: When entering a lab test, you must add a 'Test Code' if you are ordering a custom test.   



If you have your office staff record orders on your behalf, they must select the EP's name from the Ordering Provider drop-down menu in the order for you to receive credit on the Meaningful Use Dashboard. If you are connected with a lab, click Send to submit the order electronically to the lab. If you are not connected with a lab, click Print.




Orders that are recorded using the generic locations are not submitted to any external third party. Practice Fusion provides integration with hundreds of labs nationwide. Find out how to integrate with your lab here.


CPOE for Radiology/Imaging Orders

Dashboard Calculation

Denominator: The number of radiology tests ordered during the EHR reporting period.

Numerator: The number of orders in the denominator that are recorded using CPOE.

Exclusion: Providers who write fewer than 100 radiology orders during the EHR reporting period.


Practice Fusion workflow

Click the Actions button in the upper-right corner and select Add Imaging Order.



From within the Add Imaging Order screen, select the imaging center you want to send orders to and then enter in the required information. If you are not connected with an imaging center, you have the option to select Other. Note: When entering an imaging test, you must add a 'Test Code' if you are ordering a custom test.



If you have your office staff recored orders on your behalf, they must select the EP's name from the Ordering Provider drop-down menu in order for you to receive credit on the Meaningful Use Dashboard. If you are connected with an imaging center, click Send  to submit the order electronically to the center. If you are not connected with an imaging center, click Print.


 

Orders that are recorded using the generic locations are not submitted to any external third party. Practice Fusion provides integration with imaging centers nationwide. Find out how to integrate with your imaging center here.


FAQs

What does CPOE involve?

CPOE is a provider's use of computer assistance to enter and record medical orders (including medication orders, laboratory tests, and radiology tests) from a computer or mobile device.


Does the physician have to enter the information for CPOE?

Any licensed healthcare professionals and credentialed medical assistants, can enter orders into the medical record for purposes of including the order in the numerator for the objective of CPOE if they can originate the order per state, local and professional guidelines. Credentialing for a medical assistant must come from an organization other than the organization employing the medical assistant. To ensure that the provider gets credit for orders entered by other staff, the staff must select the provider’s name from the “Ordering Physician” drop-down menu within each order.


More information

Review the CMS specifications for more information about this measure.


For more information on the EHR Incentive program, you should visit the Meaningful Use Center.

Meaningful Use

  1. What is Meaningful Use?
  2. How does the Meaningful Use Dashboard work?
  3. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 1: Protect Patient Health Information
  4. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 2: Clinical Decision Support
  5. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 3: CPOE for Medication, Lab, and Radiology Orders
  6. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 4: Electronic Prescribing (eRx)
  7. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 5: Health Information Exchange
  8. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 6: Patient-Specific Education
  9. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 7: Medication Reconciliation
  10. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 8: Patient Electronic Access
  11. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 9: Secure Electronic Messaging
  12. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 10: Public Health Reporting
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  15. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 10: Public Health - Specialized Registry Reporting
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  45. How do I use multiple EHR's to qualify for Medicaid Meaningful Use?
  46. What stage of Medicaid Meaningful Use am I in?
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